Thou Art is a multi-partnership, user led research and development project exploring community-based art practice and its links to well-being and progression opportunities in the lives of mental health service users. A major component of Thou Art is a film based on interviews with artists who have a history of mental illness, and made by the artists involved on the project. It illuminates the barriers to artistic expression and production encountered by the artists, the ways in which some of these barriers have been overcome. These interviews also drive the research component of the project, which is currently ongoing.
Thou Art is a collaboration between South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and University of the Arts London, funded by Arts Council England and the South London and Maudsley Charitable Trust.